Senior Eleanor Fleming talks about her path from humanities to data science and how data science opens up opportunities in a variety of fields. As an intern for the Division of Data Sciences, Eleanor made videos featuring data science people and programs. She will graduate this spring as a data science major with a domain emphasis in cognition.
November 20, 2018
November 13, 2018
If Jane Austen ran an internet platform, what would it look like? That’s how Alex Feerst, the Head of the Legal team at Medium, opened a recent Human Contexts and Ethics Conversation on moderating online content.
November 1, 2018
Today, UC Berkeley announced the next stage in its realization of the research university for the 21st Century – serving a connected world, recognizing the profoundly integrative character of the frontiers of knowledge, and using unprecedented observational and computational capabilities to make a positive difference in that world.
October 25, 2018
This month’s issue of Nature includes a spotlight on Translational Data Science, co-authored by the Division of Data Sciences Interim Dean David Culler, West Big Data Innovation Hub Executive Director Meredith Lee, and colleagues.
October 23, 2018
After taking Data 8 as a freshman, Subhiksha Mani discovered the potential of data science to drive discovery. Now a senior, she plans to major in Data Science with a domain emphasis in Cognition. Subhiksha shares her thoughts about the growth of data science at Berkeley, her internship at YouTube, and the upside of uncertainty.
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October 17, 2018
An innovative collider space on the first floor of Moffitt Library is now available for students interested in data science. The beta version of the future Center for Connected Learning provides data science peer advising and consulting through a collaboration between UC Berkeley Library and the Division of Data Sciences, and maker workspaces provided by b.Makerspace, which offers 3-D printing and a VR headset area.
October 9, 2018
With 780 students filing pre-declarations as soon as they became available earlier this fall, UC Berkeley’s new Data Science major is on the way to quickly becoming one of the most popular on campus. Advisors are busy helping seniors and juniors declare, and soon will move on to others who are eager to add the Data Science major.
September 24, 2018
Check out GeekWire's feature on some of the latest developments from the fascinating Berkeley SETI Research Center.
September 20, 2018
Now that the Fall term has begun to settle down, I would like to share a snapshot of the activities in and around the Division of Data Sciences reflecting the connectedness of research, learning, and community at Berkeley.
September 17, 2018
“Data to knowledge to action.”
This pipeline to social impact in data science was among the interesting perspectives that Tom Kalil shared in a “Waterside Chat” at a recent California Water Data Hackathon. Sponsored by the Division of Data Sciences and Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), the hackathon was part of the California Safe Drinking Water Data Challenge, an effort to leverage data to find innovative ways to increase community access to safe drinking water.
September 16, 2018
September 10, 2018
Knowledge to Action Pipeine
UC Berkeley is launching a new form of collaboration that links students, government, community, and business partners to leverage data to help address complex social problems, from access to safe drinking water to disaster recovery to affordable housing.
August 18, 2018
The Global Metropolitan Studies Program and the Division of Data Science are pleased to sponsor a workshop on a platform for collecting and analyzing human travel data.
The workshop will introduce participants to e-mission, an open-source platform for collecting human travel data. The course is intended for students and researchers across a variety of fields.
July 26, 2018
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May 9, 2018
May 2, 2018
A new tool on the block is rapidly shifting the future of how computing is taught in institutions, and UC Berkeley developers and professors are pioneering its integration into an increasing number of campus classrooms. Since first entering a single Berkeley classroom in 2015, the JupyterHub platform for UC Berkeley, called DataHub, is now being used by over 20 classes offered on campus. Thanks to this new platform, more students can find that the power to integrate computing into their education is easily at their fingertips.
April 17, 2018
Dear campus community,
We are writing with updates on Berkeley’s active engagement with the burgeoning and exciting field of data science, which has the potential to shape numerous fields of study and practice.
April 16, 2018
Looking for an on ramp to get started with data science which, according to LinkedIn, is one of the fastest growing job areas in the country?
April 13, 2018
The Library is provide leadership and peer support in the data sciences to undergraduates conducting research in an area such as data visualization, machine learning, text analysis, regression modeling, or other data science methods. Below are all the three data science related fellowship opportunties: